The flight of Apollo 14 to the moon, which was initially scheduled for December 3, has been postponed. Apollo 14 will not be launched before January 31, 1971. The delay has become necessary due to the explosion in an oxygen tank on Apollo 13. Due to the delay of the Apollo 14 flight, future Apollo programs have also been changed. The costs of the delay are estimated at more than 50 million guilders.
1st February 1971, Edgar Mitchell: Everything seems OK, but......
New York Times HOUSTON. Monday - Some of the conversations between the flight control center in Houston and the crew of the Apollo 14 during attempts by Apollo 14 to link the command module 'Kitty Hawk' to the lunar lander 'Antares'.
3rd February 1971, Crew sees strange flashes of light.
HOUSTON, 3 Feb. (DPA) - At the Houston flight control center scholars are trying to find an explanation for short, bright flashes of light that the Apollo 14 crew has observed. Flight leader Milton Windler said that so far no one understands the phenomenon. It is considered possible that it is an unknown type of cosmic radiation. The flashes only last for fractions of a second but are so bright that the lunar travelers perceive them in their dark cabin even with their eyes closed. One of the crew members of Apollo 12 was the first space traveler to discover the phenomenon.